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TMU's distinctly urban campus features a culture that's innovative and entrepreneurial, a community that's welcoming and inclusive, and a learning environment that's incredibly creative.

#1 university in Ontario for student services

#1 university-based incubator network in the world

4,700 startups launched from Zone Learning

225,000+ alumni worldwide from 140+ countries

#1 employer in Canada for diversity

95% of undergraduate programs with experiential learning

Explore our programs

At TMU, we measure ourselves against real-world impact. That's why our programs are defined by leading experiential learning opportunities and robust co-op offerings. Join us as we build a brighter future on our campus, in our city, and around the world. 

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  • Home to the Yellowhead Institute (external link) , an Indigenous-led research and education centre
  • Home to vibrant, groundbreaking research centres and over $18M in research grants across the Faculty
  • Holds 13 career-focused undergraduate programs with internship, enriched experiential learning, and innovative co-op options at organizations such as the BMO, Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the City of Toronto, and Statistics Canada
  • Offering 10 graduate programs with enriched experiential learning, research opportunities and clinical placements
  • Faculty and students produce over 300 publications annually
  • A leader in democratic engagement and social justice including the Democratic Engagement Exchange, the Jarislowsky Democracy Chair, the Unifor Chair in Social Justice and Democracy, the Young Worker Rights Hub, and Canada's first Women in the House credit course
  • Offers a Black Studies minor, a first of its kind in Canada

"I needed to find a program that allowed me to craft my own academic path, and find my passion along the way. My interdisciplinary education has helped me grow into a well-rounded individual, with diverse skills, capable of adapting to any situation."

Tea Forenbacher, BA'16 (Arts & Contemporary Studies)

"Our innovative programs and centres of research reflect social, political, and economic trends locally, nationally, and internationally."

Pamela Sugiman, Dean, Faculty of Arts
  • The Faculty of Community Services (FCS) propels positive and enduring change
  • Students develop practical knowledge and skills through classroom learning, internships, field placements, co-op, virtual simulations, research projects, online activities, immersive virtual reality (VR) and other experiential learning opportunities
  • These hands-on experiences deepen their understanding of the health sciences and community services fields and prepare them for professional practice
  • Working under the guidance of professors, instructors, and preceptors, students become highly knowledgeable professionals prepared to enhance the quality of life of individuals, families and communities
  • The award-winning Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex, home to the School of Nutrition, the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, the Midwifery Education Program, and the School of Occupational and Public Health, boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including simulation labs and clinical experience suites 
Three midwifery students walking down hallway

Did you know? Some programs in the Faculty of Community Services use immersive virtual reality simulations to provide innovative learning opportunities for students.

"FCS delivers knowledge and skills that are acutely relevant in our changing society. We do so with our hearts, focusing on social injustice; our heads, engaging in research that draws on knowledge from local and global traditions; and our hands, focusing on experiential learning that reflects the diversity of lived experiences in our communities."

Kiaras Gharabaghi, Dean, Faculty of Community Services
  • Ranked 5th in Canada for engineering research citation impact by US News & World Report (2018)
  • Houses Canada’s first university-based smart-grid laboratory dedicated to alternative energy research (partnership with Schneider Electric)
  • Holds 250 active research partnerships with organizations such as St. Michael's Hospital and Toronto Hydro
  • Home to over 40 award-winning student groups and teams, such as the Metropolitan Hyperloop Team, which offer the chance to travel to destinations in Canada and around the globe, meet new people, and compete against other schools
Two engineering students

"Society is looking to engineers and architects for leadership, and it’s the responsibility of universities to prepare them to lead."

Thomas A. Duever, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • On average, 91% of Faculty of Science graduates were employed six months after graduation (based on 2020-21 Ontario University Graduate Survey)
  • TMU is one of the few universities with optional co-op streams in each of its seven undergraduate science programs. Co-op students can earn over $7,000 per term at organizations such as Royal Bank of Canada, Sick Kids Hospital, Google, and the Ministry of Agriculture
  • The Faculty of Science’s four MSc programs and four PhD programs offer enriched experiential learning, research opportunities and clinical placements
  • Since its inception in 2012, the Faculty of Science has received over $62 million in overall external research funding, producing over 2,000 publications and 21,000 citations by faculty and students in the past ten years
  • The Faculty of Science’s Cyber Studies Minor creates a pathway for students from a range of TMU faculties and disciplines to learn about cybersecurity, cybercrime and cyber risk through the lens of their own core disciplines
Three students collaborating in a lab

“The professors here love talking with students. Thanks to TMU’s culture of support, I’ve attended conferences, researched coral reefs in Mexico, and explored my career options."

Jacklyn Cunningham, Biology '20

"Whether it’s exploring artificial intelligence, the beauty of geometry, microbubbles as medical treatments, or our precious water supply, our faculty, researchers and students are curious and exploratory."

David Cramb, Dean, Faculty of Science
A man in a suit with the words "become a practicing lawyer. Sooner."
  • Committed to making the legal profession more diverse as it pertains to backgrounds and perspectives
  • Program designed to expand access to justice for underrepresented communities, ensuring that high-calibre legal services are available to all
  • Students are equipped with the ability to examine the effects of technology on society and to harness it to strengthen the legal system
  • Professional skills training is woven into the academic program so graduates are not required to article to be licensed as lawyers
  • Professional placements beyond traditional legal contexts will enable graduates to navigate diverse paths to practice and to innovate the legal profession itself

"We will cultivate our students’ talents and encourage a culture of advocacy and adventurousness. Social justice will be our touchstone as we educate our students to be innovators and leaders in a rapidly evolving legal landscape. "

Donna E. Young, Dean, Lincoln Alexander School of Law
Student stands in front of large orange robot.
  • Based on 70 years of excellence, The Creative School offers research, education and innovation in media and communication, design and creative industries spanning across nine schools and 26 programs that have been identified as the top in their field both nationally and internationally
  • Home to four innovation hubs focused on innovation and entrepreneurship including The Creative School Catalyst; The Innovation Studio; The Design + Technology Lab and the Red Bull Gaming Hub
  • Home to three International Hubs located in Italy, the United Kingdom, and the USA provide many touchpoints in creative cities around the world in partnership with strategic academic partners 
  • International collaboration and co-creation are at the core of The Creative School’s activities with over 50+ international partners around the world and 45+ collaborative global projects and activities offered yearly 
  • Holds impressive partnerships with Google, CBC, Universal Music, Ubisoft, Cirque du Soleil, and more

"Combining state-of-the-art tech with creative inspiration, our tight-knit but global community is pushing the boundaries of creative exploration on a global scale, in every part of the world. We empower students to become the creative leaders of tomorrow."

Charles Falzon, Dean, The Creative School

"If there's one word that encapsulates what happens here, and the people that come here, that embody this special place, it's creativity."

Marci Ien, RTA Media at The Creative School Alumna, Member of Parliament and Former TV Host
Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) program ranked #1 in Canada, MBA program ranked #3 in Canada for integrating sustainability knowledge and skills into business education by Corporate Knights Better World Ranking (2020)
  • The Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) received $7.7 million in external research funding (2021)
  • 75+ articles published in high ranking journals (2020) 
  • 90% of co-op students within TRSM received a full-time job offer before graduation (2019)
  • Co-op placements include Adidas Group, OMERS, Boston Consulting Group, and PepsiCo
  • Ted Rogers MBA ranked #4 worldwide and #1 in Canada for collaboration by Bloomberg Businessweek (2019)
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) program ranked #1 in Canada and #7 in the world for research by QS World University Rankings (2022)

"We are shaping diverse global leaders through experiential education that is practical, innovative and socially conscious."

Ted Rogers School of Management, Mission and Vision

"Throughout this experience I have been able to expand my knowledge of the nonprofit industry, and gain event planning, management and execution skills that I did not previously have."

Elissa Armstrong, Global Management Studies '20
  • Houses exclusive graduate programs: Aerospace Design Management, Documentary Media, Fashion, Film & Photography Preservation and Collections Management, Media & Design Innovation, Master of Health Administration (Community Care), Urban Health
  • Received $5.3M in federal and provincial scholarship support (2020-21)
  • University ranked first for research growth for second consecutive year by Research Infosource (2021)

Image by Nikole McGregor, GRAD Postcard Contest winner

"Together, our graduate community is rising to the challenges and opportunities of the contemporary world."

Cory Searcy, Vice-Provost and Dean, Yeates School of Graduate Studies

"...Because I was exposed to such an interdisciplinary perspective at TMU, it made me feel that if I didn't feel satisfied with what I saw out in the world, that it was okay to go out there and dream something of my own into being."

Shay Erlich, Child and Youth MA graduate
  • Canada’s leader in online education with approximately 70,000 enrolments each year
  • Since Spring/Summer 2020, The Chang School has virtualized 350+ courses and offered 420+ online courses
  • Holds partnerships with professional associations, societies and institutes in such diverse areas as international trade, banking and finance, community services, management, and engineering and applied science
A group of students stand side by side

"We believe that it is our responsibility to help prepare learners for the changing needs of Canada’s labour market. Our strong connections with industry allow us to anticipate the skills that employers demand of current and future employees."